We’re thrilled to be spending five nights on board Royal Caribbean International’s amazing Independence of the Seas. The cruise departs Southampton on 24 October 2017 and visits Rotterdam, Zeebrugge, Cherbourg and Le Havre. I’ve been to all the ports before but Gavin, who will be joining me, hasn’t ever been to Cherbourg.
We have however both cruised with Royal Caribbean International. In May 2016 we spent four nights on Harmony of the Seas and absolutely loved it! Independence of the Seas is somewhat smaller but she’s still massive, she’s slightly older too, but the ship still has many of the amazing on board features.
We’re really looking forward to surfing the waves on the FlowRider again. We nearly chickened out on Harmony of the Seas but on the last day of our cruise we gave it a go and loved it! We regretted not trying it sooner so this time we’re doing it on day one. We hope to try ice skating again too! (We were absolutely rubbish last time!)
The only downside might be the weather as we’re cruising in October… Oh and it’s half term! But I’m sure it won’t be too bad. After all we are on a pretty massive cruise ship and the weather can be poor anywhere anytime.
Oh and there's the fact the ship is being refurbished in April 2018 so we won't have any of the amazing new features but that just gives us another reason to book yet another cruise. So I shouldn't be complaining!
Now we’ve just to count down the days. We will be on board before we know it!